Family Reed-warblers (Acrocephalidae)


Henderson Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus taiti)


French: Rousserolle de Henderson German: Hendersonrohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de la Henderson
Other common names: Henderson Warbler

Acrocephalus taiti


, 1913,

Henderson Island, Pitcairn Islands


See A. vaughani. Monotypic.


Henderson I, in SW Pitcairn Is (S Polynesia).

Descriptive notes

17 cm; male 22·5–30·5 g, female 21–25 g. A large warbler with relatively short bill. Has white head with crown mottled olive-brown and white, dark... read more


Call a high-pitched single note of short duration, and series of thin longer notes; latter resemble... read more


Forest. Entire Henderson I covered by mostly undisturbed forest, which in interior of island is low... read more

Food and feeding

Insects, including moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), hymenopterans (ants, large wasps), flies (Diptera), beetles (Coleoptera),... read more


Season well defined, late Aug to early Jan, coinciding with period of high abundance of suitable food. Partially co-operative breeder, in... read more



Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Henderson Island EBA. Confined to one small, uninhabited island, where still abundant; main risk to its survival is... read more

Recommended citation

Dyrcz, A. (2019). Henderson Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus taiti). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 18 April 2019).